What is a Physician Assistant?

While the title assistant may throw you off a bit, think about all the great assistants throughout time. Where would the main character he without the assistant? Sherlock Holmes without Watson? Batman without Robin? You see where we’re going with this? Sometimes playing the role of helper is just as noble (and fulfilling) as being the person in the limelight.

Physician assistants help doctors by performing routine care. This includes giving physicals, tests, talking to patients or prescribing medication. All of this happens under a doctor’s supervision, but it is a lot of responsibility. And with the responsibility comes a lot of rewards. The good news – for you – is that there is a shortage of PAs currently, which means this is a career choice that is in demand.

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